Viacommunity Day 2016: Check out Our Employees in Action

​​Viacom offices are usually clamoring with activity, but not on May 20, 2016. Instead, our employees across the country and around the globe left their desks, shut down their computers, and set off to put our corporate values into action. Here’s a loo​k at how they turned up for good on the 20th anniversary of Viacommunity Day.

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A Global Effort Puts an Exclamation Point on Viacommunity’s 20th Anniversary

Stuart Winchester by Stuart Winchester, Viacom

Reporting by Stuart Winchester & Lisa Di Venuta

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Viacommunity volunteers help teach young kids the art of music production. Read More

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VH1 Save The Music Foundation aims to bring music back into schools across America. Read More

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A volunteer helps train a budding musician. Read More

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Viacom employees volunteer their expertise in areas like marketing, legal, and leadership at the Catchafire phone-a-thon. Read More

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Philippe Dauman is one of many Viacommunity volunteers offering skill-based advice during the Catchafire phone-a-thon. Read More

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Philippe Dauman donates his time by giving professional advice at the Catchafire phone-a-thon. Read More

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An employee uses his professional skill set to help others at the Catchafire phone-a-thon. Read More

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Kids have a blast playing with Viacommunity volunteers at the Brooklyn-based nonprofit, Children of Promise. Read More

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A Viacommunity volunteer shares her dance moves with a child at the Brooklyn-based nonprofit, Children of Promise. Read More

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Kids have a blast playing with Viacommunity volunteers at the Brooklyn-based nonprofit, Children of Promise. Read More

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A boy shows off his skills at the Brooklyn-based nonprofit, Children of Promise, on Viacommunity Day. Read More

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Viacommunity volunteers work on beatifying the grounds at the City Parks Foundation in Manhattan. Read More

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Viacommunity volunteers work on beatifying the grounds at the City Parks Foundation in Manhattan. Read More

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Philippe Dauman and a volunteer check out the progress at the City Parks Foundation in Manhattan. Read More

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The Free Arts NYC Viacommunity Day site captain poses in front of art work from the day. Read More

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Free Arts NYC is a Manhattan-based nonprofit which gives undeserved children and families a unique combination of educational arts and mentoring programs. Read More

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Viacommunity volunteers work on projects at Free Arts NYC. Read More

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Viacommunity volunteers at the Grace Institute in Manhattan, a nonprofit providing disadvantaged women tuition-free job training and job placement assistance. Read More

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Viacommunity volunteers at the Grace Institute in Manhattan, a nonprofit providing disadvantaged women tuition-free job training and job placement assistance. Read More

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Viacommunity volunteers at the Grace Institute in Manhattan, a nonprofit providing disadvantaged women tuition-free job training and job placement assistance. Read More

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Viacommunity volunteers practice a routine with kids at Hip Hop 4 Life, a Manhattan-based youth organization focused on positive youth development. Read More

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Viacommunity volunteers, including Philippe Dauman, are impressed with the dance moves at Hip Hop 4 Life. Read More

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A volunteer and mentee share an inspiring moment at Hip Hop 4 Life. Read More

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A Viacommunity volunteer scrubs the walls at the Humane Society of New York. Read More

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Viacom employees are grateful to make a difference in this young pup's life at the Humane Society of New York. Read More

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Viacommunity volunteers help out at the Humane Society of New York. Read More

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Long Island's North Shore Horse Rescue cares for neglected, abused, or abandoned horses. Read More

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Viacommunity volunteers care for a horse at Long Island's North Shore Horse Rescue. Read More

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Viacom employees spruce up the Robert Moses State Park on Long Island. Read More

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Viacom employees spruce up the Robert Moses State Park on Long Island. Read More

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A group of proud Viacommunity volunteers at Robert Moses State Park on Long Island. Read More

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Stop Hunger Now gets food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people, and works to end global hunger in our lifetime. Read More

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The Viacommunity captain for Stop Hunger Now prepares boxes of food for humanitarian relief. Read More

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Viacommunity volunteers at the Trevor Project, a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. Read More

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Viacommunity volunteers at the Trevor Project, a national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth. Read More

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The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles share the Viacommunity spirit with special-needs children at the Opportunity Preschool on Long Island. Read More

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Local children strike a pose with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles this Viacommunity Day. Read More

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Donatello and Leonardo pose with two young fans at the Opportunity Preschool on Long Island. Read More

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Donatello plays around with a Viacommunity volunteer and students at the Opportunity Preschool. Read More

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Parents and students at the Opportunity Preschool are thrilled to spend time with the Turtles. Read More

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Viacommunity volunteers, Donatello, and Leonardo helped out at the Opportunity Preschool on Long Island. Read More

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A Viacommunity volunteer helps out at Union Settlement, a nonprofit focused on empowering East Harlem residents of all ages. Read More

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A group of Viacom employees dedicated their time to brighten up the Remington Clubhouse gymnasium at the New Rochelle Boys and Girls Club. Read More

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A Viacommunity volunteer paints the Remington Clubhouse gymnasium at the New Rochelle Boys and Girls Club. Read More

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A group of Viacom employees dedicated their time to brighten up the Remington Clubhouse gymnasium at the New Rochelle Boys and Girls Club. Read More

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A Viacommunity volunteer repairs a warped walkway at the Westchester-based Greenburgh Nature Center. Read More

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Viacommunity volunteers weed out invasive plants at the Greenburgh Nature Center using a tool called the "gutbuster". Read More

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Viacommunity volunteers get to work revitalizing the Greenburgh Nature Center. Read More

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This hill is steeper than it looks! Viacom volunteers work with the Chris Canty Foundation and Partnership for Parks to plant trees at St. Nicholas Park in upper Manhattan Read More

Thousands of Viacom employees spread out through communities around the world last Friday, making an emphatic endorsement of the core company value of giving back. In a global arc spanning from Europe down through Africa, from Singapore and Australia to Mexico and throughout the United States, Viacom’s operations took a collective breath to clean parks, prepare meals, offer advice and help out in countless other ways as the organization celebrated the 20th anniversary of Viacommunity.​

“We need to be a part of the communities we live in,” said Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman, who dropped in on several sites around New York City on Friday. “It’s one of our Viacom values, which is to do good, and I think everybody has a responsibility to do that. I hope that we inspire a lot of people to do more during the course of their lives, and we’ll make them better people and better employees, because living those kinds of values outside of work helps you do a better job at work.”

PARAMOUNT TAKES THE INAUGURAL VIACOMMUNITY DAY CUP WITH GLOBAL EFFORT

Paramount employees spread across 13 countries and six U.S. cities, from San Diego and L.A. on the West Coast to Rogers, Arkansas, Coconut Creek, Florida, and Atlanta in the South to Columbus, Ohio in the Midwest – 1,125 volunteers altogether. It was enough to add the Viacommunity Day Cup to the Paramount’s already bulging trophy case, as that number gave them the highest percentage of any company division to sign up for a project. The trophy is theirs for one year – although another division will have a chance to steal it from them by rallying more employees to participate in Viacommunity Day 2017.

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#ViacommunityDay VMA Trip Winner Is Katie Maggio

Stuart Winchester by Stuart Winchester, Viacom
Katie and the other Viacommunity volunteers pose with one of the bideawee pups they spent the day with.

Katie and the other Viacommunity volunteers pose with one of the bideawee pups they spent the day with.

Viacom employees flooded their followers’ newsfeeds with more than 1,800 Twitter and Instagram posts flooded on May 15, answering our call to share their Viacommunity Day experiences with the wider world using the #ViacommunityDay. As of our latest count, this lead to 31,500 likes, comments and shares – more than 2.6 times last year’s engagement. Read More

Being The Difference on Viacommunity Day

DC by David Corpuz, Social Responsibility

Viacommunity Day 2015 Montage

On May 15, Viacom employees around the world put on their out-of-office autoreplies and volunteered at local projects on Viacommunity Day, the company’s annual day of volunteer service.  Whether it was beautifying parks and schools, helping the elderly and underprivileged, being a companion to animals in shelters, or mentoring young people, thousands of our employees came together to be the difference. Beyond the collective impact of the day, the objective is to inspire employees to get involved with participating nonprofits and organizations year-round in a deeper way.  In New York City alone, Viacom employees volunteered at more than 50 organizations, including, Literacy Inc., Central Park Conservancy, Friends of Hudson River Park, Inner City Scholarship Fund, Soaringwords, SAGE, Food Bank of NYC, the Humane Society, and much more. Read More

CEO Philippe Dauman, Viacom Employees Ring NASDAQ Opening Bell

Daina Amorosano by Daina Amorosano, Viacom

This Friday, the majority of Viacom employees put on their out-of-office autoreplies, made their way to a community service project of choice, and rolled up their sleeves to do something good – as is tradition on Viacommunity Day, our company-wide day to give back. All around the world, droves of Viacom employees dispersed across hundreds of volunteer sites — another year of record numbers, as participation steadily grows.  This year, employees worked on everything from packing goody bags for Boston First Responders, to rebuilding sites still devastated from Hurricane Sandy, and conducting mock interviews for the unemployed in need of such training.

In honor of Viacom’s service on Viacommunity Day, Viacom President and Chief Executive Officer Philippe Dauman and a group of employees rang the NASDAQ opening bell Monday morning. Following the bell ringing, I sat down with Dauman to hear his take on the Company’s corporate conscience and why this day of service is so important. Here’s what he had to say. Read More

VDAY2013: Thousands of Viacom Employees Rally to Give Back on Viacommunity Day

Daina Amorosano by Daina Amorosano, Viacom

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Viacom’s year-long commitment to giving back culminates each year in Viacommunity Day, the Company’s annual day of volunteer service, during which we put on our out-of-office autoreplies, make our way to a volunteer project of our choice, and roll up our sleeves to do something good. Read More

Thousands of Employees Take the Day, Service Their ‘Viacommunity’

In many respects, Viacommunity Day – Viacom’s longstanding annual day of community service – is the much-anticipated tentpole event of the pro-social work we do here all year long. And in many respects, from level of participation to number of projects around the world, this year’s was our biggest and most successful to date. Read More